Ready to see Luffy in a Live-Action series? Well, Netflix is cooking it up for One Piece and it will be based on the staple title in both anime and manga of the same name. A filming window has recently been secured for the show, does this mean the release date is near in sight, too?
The Straw Hat Pirates are coming into the screens once more, now in a live-action adaptation on Netflix and Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji will be filming soon as reported by Production Weekly that the cameras will start rolling this year, sometime in spring or summer, and it will be happening in South Africa where they will be shooting what happened in the East Blue Arc, having the pirates come together for the first time.
The cast has finally been revealed as Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. Creator Eiichiro Oda will be sitting as the producer of the series which assured many fans that the live-action series will be on the right track. With Oda would be the CEO of Tomorrow Studios Adelstein and Becky Clements.
In 2017, it has been announced by Weekly Shōnen Jump editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano that One Piece of Eiichiro Oda will be having an American live-action television adaptation which will be produced by Tomorrow Studios and Shueisha. In 2020, Netflix ordered the first season with will be having ten episodes.
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However, the production has been put to a halt, as the same for the whole world, when the pandemic began. After a year into hiatus, in 2021, the production is back again and Steven Maeda revealed that the codename of the series would be “Project Roger” and in the same year, the cast was introduced to the world.
One Piece Netflix Live-Action Series has yet to have a release date.